Soybean leaders remember friend, advocate Rob Joslin

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week remembers our friend, former ASA president, spirited soybean advocate and Ohio grower, Rob Joslin, who passed away on May 25 at age 63.Rob was a lifelong farmer in Shelby County, Ohio, with his wife Ellen. He began farming fulltime after graduating from The Ohio State University in 1975. Rob had a lifelong relationship with 4-H and enjoyed learning parliamentary procedures during his early years at Starting Farmers 4-H Club. Later he enjoyed putting those experiences to work in his endeavors with the soybean associations.Rob was active at ASA for 10 years and served as president in 2010. He was a dedicated supporter of ASA’s World Soy Foundation and also served on the board of the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC), including one year as board secretary. He was an active member and past officer in the Ohio Soybean Association, serving as president and chairman over the years.Rob made a big impact on the soybean industry and many growers, leaders and friends shared their memories and kind words to honor him on ASA’s Facebook page this week:“This man started out being my mentor when I became an ASA director and ended up being a great friend,” Bob Worth said. “Rob was always such a wonderful inspiration and advocate for the Young Leader Program. My deepest sympathies to Ellen and the rest of his family,” said Michelle Beck Siegel. “So sad to learn of Rob’s passing. One of the leaders always willing to give advice or ask for advice. Very humble man in best sense of the word,” said Gary Joachim.“The ag community lost a great leader. Our prayers extend to the entire Joslin family,” said Jeff Wuebker. Rob was a member of the Farm Foundation NFP and was currently a Trustee at Edison State Community College. He had served as a zoning officer for Clinton Township. He was also a current member of the Ohio Corn Grower and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, a lifetime member of Shelby County OSU Alumni and Sidney Rotary Club, and member of the Sidney Moose, Elks and VFW. He enjoyed sailing and riding his ’85 Harley FX.Rob is survived by his wife Ellen, along with daughter, Gail Elizabeth Joslin of Wilmington, N.C., one brother, William “Woody” Joslin and wife Ann of Maplewood, and one sister, Mary Ellen Drees of Tavares, Fla.Rob was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, Ohio.The family requests that memorials be made to Shelby County 4-H Foundation, St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, and American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the Joslin family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.ASA’s thoughts and prayers are with Rob’s wife Ellen and his entire family.last_img read more

Healthy minds in healthy bodies the Indian way

first_imgTeeth clenched in concentration, a prostrate young man whirls his ring of fireUnder a grey, thundery sky, the wooden pillar rooted firmly in the ground looked like the relic of a great monument. Seven young men and a boy of ten squatted in a quarter-circle nearby, eyeing the pillar eagerly.,Teeth clenched in concentration, a prostrate young man whirls his ring of fireUnder a grey, thundery sky, the wooden pillar rooted firmly in the ground looked like the relic of a great monument. Seven young men and a boy of ten squatted in a quarter-circle nearby, eyeing the pillar eagerly. A command rang out: “Chall (Go!)”. One young man leapt away from his companions, took two swift strides, flung his arms and legs out at the pillar and straddled it upside down, holding on with thighs and forearms.Skin squeaking on wood, muscles working furiously, the athlete wriggled up until he had reached the wooden knob at the top. A few seconds later, his right leg was braced against the polished wood and his left was hooked firmly round the knob. Then the body swung out: hands on hips, it froze at 90 degrees to the vertical for all of five-muscle-quivering seconds. Then the tendons and flesh slackened and he came down to earth. Applause.An aggressively confident malkharnb poseMens sana in corpore sano. Healthy minds in healthy bodies the Indian way – that is the credo of the young man and his 170 fellow students of the Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, who had come to the capital all the way from Amravati, Maharashtra to demonstrate on the lawns of the National Stadium how Indians used to keep fighting fit centuries ago.Slim, muscular bodies shinnied up and down poles, swayed and feinted in the heat of a duel with javelins and rent the air with shouts as a single lithe figure fought off with a stick and a small circular shield the challenge of a dozen men armed with similar sticks. In between, boys and girls pirouetted gracefully to the rhythms of lezim, an age-old ballet work-out from Maharashtra.advertisementInexpensive Exercise: Founded as a small gymnastic club in 1914 by Anant Krishna Vaidya and Ambadas Krishna Vaidya, the Mandal is devoted to modernizing and systematising the Indian system of exercises to bring about a renaissance of Indian physical culture.The dhanurasana with a little help from a length of caneToday, six decades later, the Mandal occupies a 50-acre campus with a multi-purpose sports pavilion, a large swimming pool, a number of boys and girls hostels, extensive grounds and staff quarters. Besides the Indian exercise programmes, the Mandal also provides for regular games like table tennis and judo, and runs certificate courses in physical education. But its aim has always been to propagate the doctrine of inexpensive physical culture.Nowhere is this more evident than in the young men and the wooden pillar. The exercise is called the malkhamb and provides for all-round development of the body. The athletes pit muscle against wood and gravity and the results are startling: one hour a day of disciplined contortion is all that it needs to build a physique that could rival Bruce Lee’s.Variations of the malkhamb include a free-swinging pole and a long length of flexible and extremely tough cane. The Mandal’s malkhamb specialists, about 25 in number, are adept at coiling the cane around themselves so that they can take up a number of yoga postures.Much to the chagrin of the audience – which included Information and Broadcasting Minister Vasant Sathe and Minister of State for Education Shiela Kaul – this series of heart-stopping events gave way to javelin, stick and sword duels.Just as the warriors of kingdoms now part of the dust of history must have trained centuries ago, two young men of the Mandal confronted each other with glittering javelins, circling warily and lunging suddenly until one of them waved both javelins triumphantly as the other watched dejectedly. The crowning act of this series was one man taking on a dozen with flailing stick and shield: his opponents could not lay a finger on him.Torches flickering in a mild breeze, the athlets form intricate patterns on the lawnAs the repertoire of 35 items unreeled to its end after two and a half hours, and the dusk deepened into night, out came the torches. Boys, girls, men and women drilled under the smoking flames of half a hundred torches, wheeling into and out of patterns.The piece-de-resistance of the fire play was a young man who took two wires with torches at their ends and whirled them around faster and faster and faster while a soft hissing filled the air. The hissing continued even as he sank smoothly to the grass, prostrate with his mesmeric wheel of fire, until the torches exhausted themselves in the warm night air.advertisement- Photo feature by Raghu Rai/Text by Jagannath Dubashilast_img read more

Mike Hussey backs ‘incredibly talented’ Ben Stokes to steal show at ICC Champions Trophy

first_imgFormer Australian skipper Mike Hussey has predicted that Ben Stokes will steal the show on his home turf during next month’s Champions Trophy, saying that the England all-rounder can have the same seismic impact as South Africa heavy-hitter Lance Klusener had in the 1999 World Cup.Stokes grabbed eyeballs in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held on February 20 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru as he was snapped up for a record sum of Rs 14.5 crore by Rising Pune Supergiant.The 25-year-old did justice to his selection as he starred with both ball and bat, blasting a bruising century to guide Rising Pune Supergiant to a thrilling five-wicket win against Gujarat Lions and taking 10 wickets in as many matches as the T20 lucrative tournament draws to a close with his team set to feature in the playoffs.It was Stokes batting display and extraordinary form in IPL that left Hussey to believe that the all-rounder would be the standout player in the upcoming 50-over tournament to be held in England and Wales from June 1.Hussey, who is popularly known as ‘Mr. Cricket’, believes Stokes is “right up there” with the most damaging stroke-makers he has witnessed in the two decades he’s been involved at the elite level.”I’ve watched him in India in the IPL and he’s playing really well. I feel like his batting has improved immeasurably, he’s now starting to really work it out. And with experience he’s getting better as a short-form bowler as well, he’s more confident in his own ability,” cricket.com.au quoted Hussey as saying.advertisementDescribing Stokes as an ‘incredible’ talent, Hussey insisted that the former has all the assets required to emerge as a really dangerous player to face.”He’s an incredible talent, incredible power. Once he starts figuring the game out in the mind, how he plays best and with a bit more experience it’s a really dangerous combination. All the assets are there and if his confidence is up and gets the opportunity to play well then he could get on a roll and be really hard to stop,” Hussey said of Stokes, whose unbeaten century against Gujarat Lions brought back memories of Klusener’s heroics in the 1999 World Cup in England where the man known as ‘Zulu’ was crowned the player of the tournament.last_img read more

WA State Championships Results

first_imgThree days of intense Touch Football have been completed over the weekend at the 2008 Be Active State Championships.In the Men’s Open division, Southern Stars claimed the Super League / State Champs double with victory of rivals Perth Brothers.In the Women’s Open, joint MVP Zoe Dacey lead her Northern Spirit team to a win over the Southern Stars. Hosts Rosalie were triumphant over the the Perth Brothers in the Mixed competition.TouchWest would like to thank their sponsors and supporters for assisting with the event and hope that all enjoyed the weekend.For full results visit the Touch West websitelast_img

Enfield Main Road in St. Mary Rehabilitated

first_img The repairs have contributed to improvement in the relationship between the Police and citizens Story Highlights The Enfield main road was resurfaced and drainage and other supporting infrastructure constructed center_img More than 7,000 residents of Enfield and adjoining areas in St. Mary now have improved access to their communities, following the completion of rehabilitation works on the main road linking those districts.The eight-kilometre Enfield main road, which serves other communities, such as May River and Sue River, and had deteriorated significantly over time, was resurfaced and drainage and other supporting infrastructure constructed at a cost of $92 million.Funded by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, the three-month project was implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA), and executed by contractor, Dwight’s Construction Limited.The road was officially re-opened by State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, during a ceremony on July 17.Mr. Azan commended the contractor “for doing a wonderful job” and appealed to the residents to assist in maintaining the roadway.“The road belongs to you and we expect you to help us to maintain this road. I ask members of the community that, as part of your contribution, we go back to the days where communities spend time to maintain some of our roads. And, I ask that you try to form some community groups (through which) you can help in this regard,” he urged.Mr. Azan also discouraged speeding along the road, in light of the many persons who use the thoroughfare.“This road serves about seven big communities with six schools, and a number of churches. My appeal is that those who have to use (this) road, will use it with care,” the State Minister implored.Meanwhile, the NWA’s Chief Executive Officer, E.G. Hunter, described the project’s completion as the fulfillment of a commitment made.“Many months ago we came here, we saw a situation, and we made a promise, and I am very happy today to say that we kept our promise…to carry out a comprehensive rehabilitation of the road,” he said.Member of Parliament for South East St. Mary, where the communities are located, Dr. Winston Green, said the newly rehabilitated road will significantly benefit the persons who use it.He pointed out that persons will now be able to reach their destination in a shorter time, and thanked the Ministry and the NWA for the work done.Several residents, who spoke with JIS News, welcomed the repairs and expressed satisfaction with the quality of the work.Flavius Laidley of Enfield said prior to the repairs, travelling along the corridor from Annotto Bay took as much as one hour for what would normally be a 10 to 15-minute journey.Another Enfield resident, Jemaar McCaulsky, said he felt “very good” that the road has finally been repaired. He pointed out that previously, “no one wanted to come to Enfield,” because of the inconvenience caused by the poor road condition.“So, like how the road has been fixed, many people will want to come up here, because up here is a nice place. It will do the communities a lot of good, because more businesses can start up, so that more people can get jobs,” he said.Anthony Gutzmore of Juno Pen, also in Enfield, said the citizens of that district are “extremely pleased” that rehabilitation of the road has been completed, noting that “for too long, we were in a situation of it being almost impassable.”He pointed out that the repairs have contributed to improvement in the relationship between the Police and citizens.“The police claimed that it used to take them hours to come up here because of the bad road.  Now that the road has been repaired, they have been coming up here very frequently. As a matter of fact, the community and the police are now sharing a very good relationship and we are very pleased with that. The only thing we need to do is to ensure there is continuous maintenance of the road,” Mr. Gutzmore said.last_img read more

APM Terminals to Sell Container Terminal in Izmir

first_imgIzmir Container Terminal; Image Courtesy: APM TerminalsMaersk’s APM Terminals has reached agreement to divest its container terminal in Izmir, Turkey to its current partner State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).As part of the sales agreement, APM Terminals will continue managing the terminal. In the new structure, operating company Petlim will be fully owned by SOCAR Turkey, and managed by APM Terminals.The terminal, to be named Petlim Container Terminal, located in Aliağa, is the largest container terminal in Turkey’s Aegean region, and the third largest in Turkey, with a capacity of 1.3 million TEU per year.“We believe that SOCAR will further develop the terminal which has not only achieved excellent safety standards, but also the highest berth productivity in the area,” APM Terminals said announcing the deal.The sale is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to finalize in the coming months.last_img read more

Lowpressure trough to bring more rain till Thursday

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted light to moderate rainfall in various South Bengal districts, including the city, till Thursday.The weather office said that a low-pressure trough has formed over West-Central Bay of Bengal and it would gain some strength before advancing towards the South Bengal. It would bring moderate to heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the state. An alert has already been issued to the coastal district administration. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea as the sea may remain turbulent till Thursday. The city may receive scattered rainfall in the next 72 hours. Various South Bengal districts received scattered rainfall on Monday, while the city and its adjoining areas mostly stayed dry. According to the weather office prediction, the situation will improve from Friday. It is also predicted that a strong breeze measuring around 45-50 km per hour may be sweeping through the coastal districts of East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas. There may be thundershower in the Western districts in the evening hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. All the North Bengal districts may also receive considerable amount of rainfall in the next 48 hours, predicted the weather office.last_img read more

Canada increases oil exports finding buyers in the US despite shale oil

first_imgCALGARY – The National Energy Board says Canadian oil exports rose by 6.5 per cent last year to 3.3 million barrels per day despite an increase in light shale oil production in the United States, Canada’s biggest customer and competitor.The federal regulator says heavy crude made up 77 per cent or 2.5 million bpd of Canadian exports, continuing a trend that has resulted in such exports rising by 48 per cent over the past five years as new oilsands projects come on stream in Alberta.Light oil exports fell six per cent in 2017 to 760,000 bpd, a reduction of 13 per cent from five years ago.The NEB says the U.S. still wants to buy Canadian heavy crude because many of its refineries are configured to process it and it is a cheaper feedstock than light oil.Higher oil prices and volumes resulted in the value of Canada’s oil exports rising to $66.9 billion in 2017 from $49.9 billion the year before.Last year, about 90 per cent of crude oil exports were moved by pipeline to the U.S., according to the NEB. Crude-by-rail export volumes rose 44 per cent due to pipeline capacity constraints, but remained a much less-utilized option at about 130,000 bpd.last_img read more

Clippers catcher Santana named league player of the week

Catcher Carlos Santana earned the International League Player of the Week award in his first week with the Columbus Clippers.  Santana came to the Clippers from Class AA Akron to start the year and is considered a top prospect in the Cleveland Indians farm system.  In four games for the Columbus Clippers last week, Santana compiled a batting average of .438, a league-leading four home runs and eight RBIs.  “Santana is our guy. He had a great year last year with me in Akron,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “He’s a real exciting player, a switch-hitter who is really good from both sides of the plate. He has a great arm and is outstanding defensively behind the plate.” The awards keep rolling in for Santana, who was named Most Valuable Player of the Class A California League in 2008 and Most Valuable Player in Class AA Eastern League in 2009. read more

Penalty kicks spark doom Ohio State mens soccer

Senior defender Kyle Culbertson (3) attempts a penalty kick during a game against Indiana on Oct. 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 2-1, as Culbertson made one penalty kick, but missed another in the game’s closing minutes.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternFacing a top-10 opponent, the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s goalscoring on Sunday afternoon lived by a penalty kick — and ultimately died with a penalty kick.The Buckeyes (4-5-3, 2-2-0) played a tight game throughout the 90 minutes against the No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers (8-1-3, 2-1-1), but were ultimately unable to match the play of their opponent, falling at home, 2-1.A penalty kick by junior defender Kyle Culbertson — his second try of the day following a successful one — was knocked away with just over a minute remaining to seal the Indiana victory.“I’m heartbroken for the guys right now, because although there were stretches of the game where we made some bad mistakes and hurt ourselves, we played well enough to win the game and I think deserved to win the game,” OSU coach John Bluem said.The Hoosiers broke a 1-1 tie in the 78th minute with a goal by freshman forward/midfielder Jay McIntosh. Heavy pressure in front of the net allowed McIntosh to take a pass and knock it into the far-right post, where it ricocheted into the net.McIntosh’s goal — the first of his collegiate career — came less than 50 seconds after the Buckeyes had tied the game.An Indiana defender attempted to clear out the ball in front of his goalkeeper, but did so with his hand, granting the Buckeyes a penalty kick. The kick was taken by Culbertson, who rolled a shot to the left side of the net while Indiana sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb dove to the right.The goal was Culbertson’s second of the season, and seemed to turn around the momentum of the game until McIntosh’s strike seconds later.“Their quality combined with the amount of effort we put in during the first 25 or 30 minutes, maybe we got a little bit tired,” junior midfielder Zach Mason said. “But I think it’s just something where we had moments, and they had moments, and unfortunately they took better advantage of their moments.”With just more than a minute remaining, it was déjà vu for the Buckeyes and Hoosiers, as another handball gave the Buckeyes another penalty kick — which was again taken by Culbertson.However, there was no such luck on Culbertson’s second try, as Webb again dove right, only this time directly to where Culbertson shot the ball. The sophomore knocked it away, sealing the win for the Hoosiers.“That’s very hard to make two penalty kicks in one game,” Bluem said. “But we felt confident that he could do it, so we went with him, and I wouldn’t change the decision. I felt it was the right decision then and unfortunately their goalkeeper came up with a big play.”Indiana opened the scoring early in the second half, when heavy traffic in front of the net allowed the ball to bounce out to junior forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen, who deposited the shot into the empty net.“We defended poorly, on both goals against us today,” Bluem said. “That’s all I’ll say about that, we just defended poorly.”The Buckeyes controlled the ball throughout the majority of the first half. However, their aggressiveness did not lead to any scoring, as three goal-scoring opportunities — two shots by sophomore forward Danny Jensen wide of the net and a rocket off the foot of senior midfielder Max Moller knocked away by a diving Webb — all went for naught.“I think that we had the opportunity to score, myself included, and we didn’t put them away” Jensen said. “At the end of the day, you have to put those chances away to win the game against a top-10 team in the nation.”OSU is set to have five days off before traveling to Madison, Wisc., to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. That match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. read more